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Protecting your smile includes always looking for any symptoms of any diseases that can potentially affect your teeth and gums. One potentially serious infection that can occur to your gums is known as gum disease. Gum disease, also referred to as periodontal disease, can arise at any time and lead to severe infections with your gum tissue. However, even in its early stages of gingivitis, it may be possible to spot progressing symptoms of the presence of gum disease.

In order to check your smile for any signs of gum disease, it is important to always look for common symptoms that it may be present. Typically, gum disease is associated with oral health issues involved with uncharacteristic symptoms involving your teeth, gums, lips, face, head, or neck.

If you are suffering from gum disease, you may be experiencing oral inflammation or swelling of your gums. In addition, if your teeth are feeling extremely sensitive or moving around more than normal, it may be a sign of gum destabilization associated with gum tissue infection. Gum disease is also commonly associated with painful chewing when eating or frequent pus or sores.

Another common symptom that often arises with gum disease is tooth recession. This refers to your teeth pulling back away from your gums, thereby exposing more of your tooth. Not only can this be damaging to your gums, but it can leave the root of your tooth exposed to further infections and potential tooth loss.

Skyrocket to the top of the oral health care ladder with gum disease treatments. Make sure to take diligent care of your gum disease treatments, so that your smile can last for ages. For more information about gum disease treatments, or to schedule a comprehensive oral examination with Dr. Sapan Parikh and our team at Platinum Dental Group, give us a call at 732-828-0606. Our dentist office is located in Somerset, New Jersey.